Topical anti‐itch therapy

  title={Topical anti‐itch therapy},
  author={J. Hercogov{\'a}},
  journal={Dermatologic Therapy},
  • J. Hercogová
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Dermatologic Therapy
  • ABSTRACT:  Topical anti‐itch therapy could be causative (antiviral, antimycotic, and/or antiparasitic preparations) or symptomatic. Symptomatic therapy includes substituting some other sensation by cooling, heating, and/or counterirritation, by anesthesia of sensory nerve endings with local anesthetics, blocking mediators of pruritus (to deplete substance P or to block acetylcholine release), and reducing inflammation of the skin with corticosteroids or topical immunomodulators (pimecrolimus… CONTINUE READING
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